Boston band Lula Wiles perform at Radio Heartland

Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio
Lula Wiles -- left to right, Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin -- ahead of their session in the Radio Heartland studio. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
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  • Lula Wiles - Independence Day (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:17
  • Lula Wiles - If I Don't Go (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:17
  • Lula Wiles - Good Old American Values (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:33

Lula Wiles like to shake things up a bit. The trio's new album, What Will We Do, came out in January on Smithsonian Folkways and challenges some of the age-old role-playing present in the folk music we all grew up with. The album has been getting a lot of positive reviews, and each person in Lula Wiles contributes to the songwriting.

Eleanor Buckland, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin met at a fiddle camp in Maine; they continued playing together while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and they are currently on a whirlwind tour of the Midwest (including a show Tuesday, March 19, at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis).

Lula Wiles stopped into the Radio Heartland studio to talk with host Mike Pengra and to play songs from the new album.

Songs Performed


"Independence Day"
"If I Don't Go"
"Good Old American Values"
All songs from Lula Wiles' 2019 album, What Will We Do, available on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Personnel


Eleanor Buckland - guitar, fiddle, vocals
Isa Burke - guitar, fiddle, vocals
Mali Obomsawin - bass, vocals

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by John Miller
Visuals by Luke Taylor

External Link

Lula Wiles - official site

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  • Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio
    Eleanor Buckland of Lula Wiles performing in the Radio Heartland studio. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio
    Mali Obomsawin of Lula Wiles performing in the Radio Heartland studio. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio
    Isa Burke of Lula Wiles performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio
    Lula Wiles sound-checking in the Radio Heartland studio. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
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    Lula Wiles are a trio made up of Eleanor Buckland, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. (Louise Bichan)
  • Lula Wiles, 'What Will We Do'
    Lula Wiles, 'What Will We Do' (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)